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Bad Hard Disk?


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andrewreturned

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I had just woken up and decided to go on the computer, but after a few minutes the computer basically couldn't run anything. I reset the computer and I got this message:

Sec Master Hard Disk: S.M.A.R.T. Status BAD, Backup and Replace

I have no idea what this means. All I know is that there is something definitely wrong with the computer. It's acting strangely slow and I have to use my extra computer to type this down.
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Your hard drive is dying , or is already dead from what you are saying. you will need to replace the drive. I hope your computer is still under warranty. If not you will need a recovery or windows CD to reinstall XP on the new hard drive. I also hope you have a backup of any files you did not want to lose.

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andrewreturned

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I found out that the expired hard drive have a secondary 6 GB drive that i didn't even know existed until now. I removed the drive, but the message keeps coming back. Also I think this may be irrelevant from the drive, but lately my computer has begun to periodically freeze. It's not too big of a problem, but I'd like to know if there are any methods to stop this freezing from occurring.
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